An evolution of Based Upon’s signature Twist sculpture, the Baby’s dramatic form is based on a single pattern which repeats at minute and gigantic scales throughout our universe, from the florets in a sunflower to the formations of galaxies.
The Baby’s tri-oval top twists away from its base, to reveal a 1066 Sygnet ‘Pacific’ grand piano. The top is crafted in Based Upon’s Tramazite material. Informed by Based Upon’s studies of the natural world, the Tramazite appears to hold still the deep movements of a cosmos or an ocean.
The 1066 Sygnet ‘Pacific’ grand piano is hand-crafted from solid spruce, from the Valle de Fiemme in the north Italian Alps where Stradivarius made his finest violins. The keyboard, created in England, is engineered from laminated hardwood to ensure no possibility of movement or decay.
The piano’s wrestplank is built in Canadian maple to ensure the best in consistent tuning stability. Abel custom-made hammers from Germany are used for richness of tone, and the ‘all-black’ action mechanism ensures accuracy of response and inherent resistance to climatic variation.